Good morning! Goodness, it's been a long time! I've missed all of you.
Let's catch up, ok?
We moved to the farm full-time 2 years ago. That was quite the whirlwind - we had to get things sorted and packed, move things out to get the city house on the market, and we helped my daughter and son-in-law move to North Carolina. If that wasn't enough, I decided to hold a moving sale the weekend before we put the final load on the truck to move. Yikes.
What a joy to finally be here all the time. The back and forth was really starting to wear us out. We piled everything into the garage and started the process of putting things in their place.
Then Covid hit and the shutdown. I can't tell you how glad we were to be in the country with 32 acres to wander around. We harvested our honey (yum) then decided to close in our garage so we'd have bigger living and dining areas, knowing we'd need the space when we could all gather together again.
It was messy and hot but we now have a nice new living area!
I took the pictures below with my phone...totally unstaged but they show the process:
|outside wall up, painted and completed!|
|enlarging the opening from kitchen to garage|
|vinyl plank flooring|
We had to fill in the concrete in corner by the door as it was uneven and sloped toward the wall. That held us up a bit but finally it was dry and we could finish the floor.
|trim installed and painted|
|Getting the furniture in place|
It felt good to be done except for the storage closet - we decided to tackle that another time. Of course, that meant all the Christmas boxes and other things were shoved against the wall.
|All the Christmas boxes|
And that's where it stayed for the next year. Come back next week to see what we finally did. It's pretty awesome!